Published : 05.20.2020
View article in it’s entirety on vmblog.com
From vmblog.com: “Identity and data access complexity is a ticking time bomb in your public cloud. Tens of thousands of short compute pieces, thousands of roles, and a dizzying array of interdependencies and inheritances. If you think about it, you have admins that get access to data stores in your environment. Just as the old world, but this is just the beginning in the cloud world. Then, there are service principles, roles, keys. It’s what you use every day to build dynamic workloads. If you’re using a secret store (like HashiCorp Vault) and want to bring your keys, that’s another level of indirection.
It’s not about just people anymore. For your cloud, the vast majority of identities are not people’s identities. A serverless function, a container, a VM. They have rights too. In addition to specific rights associated with computing or users, a group of policies also convey rights. And of course, cloud security services have access rights too. All of this can be controlled, adjusted, or over-written through global restrictions and resource policies like Amazon’s SCP.
Now multiple this by 100 or 1000 and add cloud accounts and subscriptions with Trust Relationships and Permission Inheritance, and you have a ticking time bomb in your cloud. This is why we see data breaches every day.
Sonrai Dig, our enterprise identity and data security platform, de-risks your cloud by finding these holes, helping you fix them, and preventing those problems from occurring in the first place.”